Greenfield resident Todd Moore is a huge Peyton Manning fan. Behind him, son Peyton (left) plays a video game with neighbor Alex Heck that pits the Colts against the Broncos. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
Todd Moore and his son, Peyton, pose in their usual attire for Colts' games at Lucas Oil Stadium. Ardent Colts and Peyton Manning fans, Moore said Manning's return to Indianapolis this Sunday will be special. ''We've had lots of fun with Peyton Manning,'' Moore said. (Photo provided)
GREENFIELD — Returning to the house he house he spent 14 years building, Peyton Manning has gone on record to say he “just doesn’t know” how he’ll feel when he brings the Denver Broncos to face the Colts Sunday night, but Todd Moore of Greenfield is pretty sure he knows exactly how No. 18 will feel.
“I think he’ll be an emotional wreck at first,” Moore said Thursday, surrounded by a living room full of Manning jerseys – in a variety of colors. “But when they kick it off, that’s when he’ll go to work … and I’m afraid he’ll work us to death.”
Moore feels he has a pretty good handle on Manning’s state of mind, primarily because of his own.
“I’m an emotional mess,” he said. “It’s one day at a time. There may be some treatment needed here. I may wind up on a psychiatrist’s couch come Monday.”
Sitting among the jerseys on the living room floor, Moore’s 9-year-old son, Peyton – you read that correctly – played an X-Box Colts/Broncos matchup with neighbor Alex Heck.
“This has been a fun week,” Moore said. “We’ve probably played 12 Colts X-Box games already.”